Daily Archives: 29 November 2011

Curious development with that WaPo POLL about altar girls!

Remember that recent Washington Post poll about altar girls? The poll shifted after I posted about it. An reader alerted me to the fact that something rather odd has occurred. You decide. Here is how things stood and how they … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Entrance Antiphon not used at Sunday Mass

From a reader: Our Church never says the Entrance Antiphon for Sunday Mass. It seems such a beautiful prayer, we usually sing the Entrance Song. Any thoughts on this? It seems to me that the Introit chant/text is actually part … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged , | 14 Comments

QUAERITUR: Bowing to the altar instead of genuflecting during Mass. Fr. Z rants.

From a reader: Our new and much more traditional pastor joined us a few years ago, and within the first year he had the tabernacle moved behind the altar. (Which made me and many others very happy)I have observed the … Continue reading

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“We’re standing in a flying death tube!”

Every time I fly, I think of this. I love this scene from The West Wing: [wp_youtube]OoQXrW2rbLg[/wp_youtube]

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When stupidity and hate collide.

I picked this up from my friend Fr. Finigan, His Hermeneuticalness: How’s this for stupid lawsuit of the year? Johannes Christian Sundermann, a lawyer from Unna in North Rhine Westphalia, representing a man from Dortmund, has filed a legal complaint … Continue reading

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At this moment I am exasperated with the browser Firefox. Just thought I’d share that.

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Bp. Etienne: “Secularism is the moral grizzly bear of our day!”

The Bishop of Cheyenne, Wyoming (covering the whole state), His Excellency Most Reverend Paul Etienne, has a blog.  I have posted about his hunting with the Mystic Monk Coffee Carmelites in northern Wyoming.  Also in the Diocese of Cheyenne is … Continue reading

Posted in Just Too Cool, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, The future and our choices | Tagged , , , , | 12 Comments

Card. Burke on “mutual enrichment”. Fr. Z rants.

When Benedict XVI promulgated his “emancipation proclamation” for the older form of the Roman Rite, his Motu Proprio  Summorum Pontificum, he wrote about a “mutual enrichment” between the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms which could take place.  For that to happen, … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, New Evangelization, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, The Drill, The future and our choices | Tagged , , , , , , | 36 Comments

Interview with SSPX Bp. Fellay is worth your time

Our friends at Rorate have posted something from DICI, an interview with SSPX Superior Bp. Bernard Fellay. In this interview Fellay speaks about the “doctrinal preamble” given to the SSPX by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Why … Continue reading

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Dear Santa….

Remember when I was supposed to be given a Bugatti Veyron for … for… I can’t remember why. A reader sent me a note that Shelby made an even faster car. Piffle, quoth Bugatti. They turned around and topped Shelby. … Continue reading

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CL: The Obama Administration v. The Catholic Church

From The Catholic League: CATHOLIC CHURCH VS. OBAMA SHOWDOWN November 28, 2011 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the upcoming showdown between the Obama administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Catholic Church: On December 1, … Continue reading

Posted in Dogs and Fleas, Emanations from Penumbras, Our Catholic Identity, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Brick by Brick: Altar boy scores WDTPRS kudos

For your “Brick by Brick” file, from a reader: I thought you might be interested to know about something that one of the altar boys did after Mass today – I know I was impressed! We had a visiting priest … Continue reading

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